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So it's a scam pretending to be health care associated with Christianity. Has anyone noticed that very nearly ANY business associated with Christianity tends at some point or other to be revealed to be a scam, or at least a business which doesn't serve honestly or honorably?

The shame in all of this is that news like this won't be covered by CBS or NBC or ABC ... because if they DID, people might just get the idea that Christianity is NOT good for their health.

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I'm reminded of two quotes by two great philosophers:

1. Religion poisons everything.

2. You're not making insurance better, you're making christianity worse.

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Millions of dollars from members to line their own pockets? Sounds like a typical megachurch. This particular set of religious grifters just couldn't pull off public speaking so had to find a different angle.

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Feb 21·edited Feb 21

I don't know what's worse, trusting your healthcare to people like MCSI or having a Mother Teresa looking after you. And let's not forget the Catholic Church owning hospitals and making bad decisions about what services they'll extend to you, particularly if it involves women and their bodily autonomy.

Religion and healthcare do not mix. Want "death panels?" Look no further than those with God on their lips to be on those panels.

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Insurance is 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 an industry which can only continue to exist by 𝘯𝘰𝘵 providing the service it's paid to provide, on every single claim they can make an excuse for declining. It's 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 a field rife with corruption and scummy business practices. Patients 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 die in droves because the entity they trusted to pay for their stupefying medical bills decided it was more profitable to let them croak (and don't get me started on why those bills are so high in the first place).

But wait- we can make it worse! Let's add 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘯, and make the whole sordid mess accountable to an imaginary friend instead of the business-friendly, patient-hostile minimalist oversight regular, secular providers already enjoy!

Anyone with an ounce of sense could've seen this story coming from the day this wet fart of an idea squirted into existence.

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Goddamn, how bad does a church based scam have to be for fucking TEXAS to take legal action?

On a very related note: churches should be taxed out of existence and the overdue tax revenue should be put towards education and healthcare to make sure they don't come back.

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I genuinely feel bad for these people whose trust was betrayed when they were most vulnerable, but, at the same time, I can't ignore the irony of conservative Christians supporting what was supposed to be their own version of socialized healthcare, finding out it was a fraud, and then turning to the federal government for help and rescue.

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It's an outrage! The way they're persecuting these poor christians.

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Too bad the government can’t just outright ban these heath share ministries. They are not charities, they are not insurance, they are not businesses. They are straight up cons. Even if they aren’t as obvious as this particular one was.

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A state's top Baptist Convention Executive's granddaughter supposedly has a brain tumor. They've set up several financial aid accounts. Having studied this man (story) for several years I think it's b.s. The kid won't be able to confirm or deny as they are 2 y.o. Baptist Executives - more ruthless power hungry men would be impossible to find.

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Even John Oliver ... even? Not a great comedian but he often takes on fraudsters and the like. To his credit.

But Christians scamming fellow Christians? I am SO conflicted here for obvious reasons. Just not surprised.

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ChristianCare: Built on Faith, Designed to Fail.

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For a moment, let's talk about Christians and donating money. I promise it's relevant, if somewhat tangential.

Back in the mid-80s to early 90s, my parents were dragging me to church and as the loyal Christians they were, they were making donations to the church every Sunday. I'll grant that as a family, we were fairly well off for the most part, but there were plenty of times that money could have gone to something we needed as a family and been far more help than giving it to the church. Around '84 or so, the church decided to do an audit of who was giving what, how much, and how often; I think it may have had to do with considering some sort of major expenditure. (I'd have been really young, this is something my mother explained years down the road.) This is when my parents found out that they were one of the church's major donors, since they got the results of the audit and even though names had been removed they knew what they were giving. This is despite the fact that there were several other families that attended the same church who seemed to be far wealthier than mine.

Here's what I learned: Do NOT trust Christians to donate money to any cause they are not required to for one reason or another, and be aware that when Christians do donate money, they are not the sort to give more than they absolutely must. High quality suits/dresses and fancy gold watches do not come cheap, where do you think that money comes from? I don't care if it's a church, ministry, or any other sort of allegedly 'Christian' organization; ALWAYS be sure to read the fine print and understand what is and is not actually on offer before you give them so much as a penny. Oversight is imperative whenever there is money involved and no amount of 'Jesus saves!' is going to change that.

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Yet Christians have the temerity to call atheists "immoral."

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Scratch a Christian, get a crook.

The good Christians that are appalled by things like this might consider finding themselves another religion. Or better still? Non-belief.

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